Asia’s biggest party already features organic farms, water filtration systems for refilling and carbon offsets in mangrove trees. This year, it takes sustainability to the next level with cryptocurrency.
Southeast Asia’s banks have only just started to think about their impact on society and the environment. A new report urges regulators to introduce firmer sustainable finance regulations for banks, or risk their countries’ defaulting on climate pledges.
Cecilia Tortajada and Asit Biswas –
The countries of the Mekong Basin need to stop blaming each other for water woes and get on with creating a sustainable and coordinated plan for the region, say National University of Singapore's Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Ilan Kelman –
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
Susanne Becken –
International tourism may be booming but the benefits don't always reach the local populations due to leakage. Griffith University's Susanne Becken explains what leakage is and how to turn the situation around.
Floods and natural disasters across Asia-Pacific are worrisome threats to the region's communities and economies. UN ESCAP executive secretary Shamshad Akhtar outlines ways the region can build resilience to extreme weather events.
Calling for a 'new industrial revolution' to promote equitable human well-being with lower resource use, the report cautions that the Asia-Pacific region cannot depend on declining natural resource costs for ...
Over the last year Intellecap has been working with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network on exploring opportunities for Private Sector Engagement in Urban Climate ...